Grants Management Office


Anil Shanker, Ph.D.

Interim Vice President for Research and Innovation


Grants Management

Gamaliel L. Ballard

Christopher Crowell, Ed.D.
Associate Director

Nasrin Karim, M.Ed.
Grants Review Officer

Grants Management Office

The Grants Management Office reviews budgetary, administrative, and regulatory portions of grant applications for research and other activities before they are submitted to extramural sponsors.  The office also helps investigators identify funding sources; prepare budgets, certifications, and other administrative documents for grant applications and progress reports; prepares and negotiates consortium agreements and similar arrangements between Meharry and other organizations to establish collaborative projects; maintains the college’s central repository of grant applications; maintains a data base of grant applications and awards; and provides other preaward assistance and services to promote compliance with funding sponsors and College policies.


If you are considering applying for a grant, you will need to add to your schedule the necessary time (two weeks) for review by the Grants Management Office, which is the party that will actually submit the application on your behalf. The best time to contact the office, in fact, is at the beginning of the process, the day you decide to apply. Not only will you gain access to valuable information and personal attention, you’ll perhaps avoid some pitfalls in a complicated process. We look forward to celebrating with you notification of your award.

More Information

Grant Submission

Most Meharry Medical College awards are from the Department of Health and Human Services and in particular the National Institutes of Health. Follow the steps below to submit an application through to NIH and other federal agencies.


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Codes, Important Numbers, Forms and more

Important numbers and codes. While not exhaustive, these codes and numbers recur commonly in grant applications at Meharry Medical College.


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OMB Allowable Costs in the Uniform Regulations

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has implemented the final guidance and regulations for the uniform administration of grants and contracts.


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Collaborating with Other Institutions

Many research projects involve investigators at institutions other than Meharry. For such projects, only one institution—the Applicant Institution—submits the grant application, but all the Collaborating Institutions must approve the proposal before it goes to the sponsor.


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